Setting up atheros (168c:001c) wireless NIC in FreeBSD

Ashish Shukla आशीष शुक्ल wahjava.ml at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 19:26:13 UTC 2008


Quoting from a thread[1] in freebsd-mobile:

> For some reason I had to do the following to assign:
>
> # ifconfig ath0 down
> # ifconfig ath0 ssid "yourssid"
> # ifconfig ath0 up
>
> Works fine with an Atheros AR5BXB63.

As mentioned mentioned, I'm wondering if I've to assign ssid and up/down
to 'ath0' instead of 'wlan0', hmm...? As, I'm having the same AR5BXB63
PCI-Express card, in my HP Compaq Presario A900 series[2] notebook.

References:
[1] - http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-mobile/2008-June/010777.html
[2] - http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/me/en/ho/WF06a/1770577-1770863-1771313-1771313-1771313-81143316.html

TIA
Ashish
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